Distance Education

The bottom line, No. 9 (1998)

May 1998

This issue includes an article about a partnership between Bow Valley College (formerly Alberta Vocational College – Calgary) and educational institutions in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Funded by the Canadian International Development Agency, the project combines skills-based technical instruction with hands-on entrepreneurial experience. Canadian labour representatives are also involved in the project.

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2010-03-10

Reframing Literacy and Training Support in the NWT Using New Technologies - Research report (2009)

Family and community literacy providers in the Northwest Territories face particular challenges when it comes to ongoing training and support, as their geographic isolation makes face-to-face training very costly.

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2009-12-30

Bridging Distance: Promising Practices for Online Learning in the Canadian Literacy Community (2009)

This manual was developed as part of a two-year Getting Online (GO) project funded by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and sponsored by Athabasca University. All members of the GO team were involved in delivering online learning to literacy practitioners in their home provinces and saw potential benefits in using technology for professional development.

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2009-12-02

Situating Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) in an Online Learning Environment (2008)

Open and distance educational institutions share a commitment to principles of access and flexibility which, in turn, reflect a set of foundational beliefs that shape learning activity. Housed within this broad mandate is an explicit recognition of the presence and value of mature learners’ prior learning.

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2009-11-10

Recognizing Experiential Learning Through Prior Learning Assessment (2008)

While the recognition of prior learning at post-secondary institutions in Canada is not widely practiced, it constitutes a solid plank in Athabasca University's mission as an open and distance institution. Although both challenge-for-credit and portfolio assessment strategies are used at AU, learners are best able to control their destinies and celebrate their diversities by engaging in the reflexive portfolio processes.

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2009-11-10

Online Learning for Adults: Factors that Contribute to Success (2008)

A Literature Review

The Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Program was approved for delivery in July 2004 at all 24 colleges in Ontario by the Colleges Branch of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. ACE is a Grade 12 Equivalent program for the purpose of entry to college and apprenticeship programming.

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2009-05-20

Guide to Blended Learning (2004)

This book is a guide to developing and using a blended approach to learning. Blended learning combines the best features of face-to-face sessions with the flexibility of e-learning. This guide demonstrates how learners can blend the best resources, technology, and practices from the e-learning world into their particular settings.

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2008-10-23

Crossing the Great Divides: Distance learning and flexible delivery in Adult Basic Education (2006)

Research report for Ontario's Literacy and Basic Skills Program

This is a research report on a project begun in 2003 that explored the possibilities for distance and flexible delivery of the Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) Program in the province of Ontario. The project addresses the literacy needs of various traditionally under-served populations and consists of two phases.

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2008-08-15

Using AlphaRoute in Rural Northern Ontario Communities Not Served by Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) Delivery Agencies (2001)

Final Report

This is the final report on a research project that assessed the use of online delivery system called "AlphaRoute" to offer literacy training to adults in remote communities. The objective of this project was to make the opportunity for literacy training available to adults who do not live in a community with established literacy and basic skills delivery agencies.

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2008-07-14

A Literacy Practitioner's Guide to Audiographic Teleconferencing (1996)

The idea to pursue Literacy Training Through Audiographic Teleconferencing as a literacy project began in the fall of 1992. The Business Studies Department at Lakeland College in Vermilion, Alberta had begun distance delivery using this technology. My husband, Barton, was the instructor for the course being delivered. His involvement in the project initiated

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2006-05-24

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